These publishing company offices have been created by restoring a building in central Tehran, reusing existing materials where possible. Restrictions imposed by the weight of the structure have been addressed by adding internal pillars to supplement the load-bearing walls, replacing internal brick walls with partitions and installing lighter ceilings. As there is little public space in this part of the city, the entrance courtyard has been treated as a semi-public plaza, leading in turn to an open passage that runs the length of the building. The rich colour of the stone facades is intended to add interest to the surrounding neighbourhood.
Architect's Record, Nashr Yadavaran Administrative Building
In the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the architects of projects enrolled through the nomination programme receive an Award documentation package which describes the standardised presentation requirements. In addition to submitting photographs, slides, and architectural drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, building schedule, and, more importantly, design concepts and each project's significance within its own context. These project presentation documents include the architect's record and the aforementioned submission documents.